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Forget the debt crisis - it's the fiscal crisis we should worry about   
Thursday, 22 August 2013

Produced by Catherine Zengerer

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While the Coalition continues to tour Australia telling all in their path that Australia is in a crisis caused by debt, low productivity and the carbon tax, one economist is warning that we have a different crisis coming. Not a debt crisis, but a fiscal crisis.

Frank Stilwell is a political economist who says Australia is actually suffering from what he calls a "Costello hangover", with tax cuts leading to an unsustainably low revenue base. And he warns the crunch is coming - soon.

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Frank Stilwell, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney

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